Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow

November 18, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Last Friday, I had a fascinating morning at Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow in Melbourne. I listened to an interesting talk from Elaine Collins of findmypast.co.uk about their… Read More ›

New bookstore opens today

New bookstore opens today

November 18, 2010

Announcements, News:

A new, larger bookstore opens in Palmer Hall at the State Library today.

Cinematic unpleasantness in Arts

Cinematic unpleasantness in Arts

November 15, 2010

Film, Rare Books & Arts:

I always love browsing through the new books as they appear on our shelves, and just occasionally an accidental theme emerges from the variety of titles and subjects on display. For instance,… Read More ›

UK 1911 census soon to be available on Ancestry.com

November 12, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry.com will publish the 1911 England and Wales census online, having has acquired the rights from National Archives (UK). The census returns will be added one county at a time,… Read More ›

Remembering Ned Kelly, Armistice Day

November 12, 2010

Collection, News:

On the 130th anniversary of Ned Kelly’s death Shane Carmody, the library’s Director of Collections and Access speaks about the importance of the State Library in discovering our history.

Zines

Zines

November 10, 2010

Rare Books & Arts:

The State Library of Victoria has the largest public collection of zines – independent, not-for-profit, and often hand-made publications – in Australia. Despite fears that the form would fade away… Read More ›

The Nutcracker – free Christmas screening.

The Nutcracker – free Christmas screening.

November 9, 2010

Dance, Rare Books & Arts:

The Nutcracker : a ballet in two acts, is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, and the first of two special Christmas screenings.  It will be… Read More ›

Newspaper Reading Room works

Newspaper Reading Room works

November 8, 2010

Announcements, News:

The Library will be conducting maintenance work in the Newspaper Reading Room from Monday 8 – Friday 12 November. The room will remain open during this time.

A soldier in the family?

A soldier in the family?

November 8, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library can help you can find out about your ancestor who served in World War 1. Over 330,000 Australians served overseas in the Great War and their personnel… Read More ›

Serial lunacy in Arts

Serial lunacy in Arts

November 5, 2010

Rare Books & Arts:

Are you a serial lunatic? By which I mean, do you love browsing through magazines at your local newsagent, incurring the filthy looks of the staff behind the counter as… Read More ›

Such was life

Independents Day: Collecting the 2022 Federal Election on the Web

Independents Day: Collecting the 2022 Federal Election on the Web

July 24, 2022 0 comments

When a Federal election approaches, PANDORA web archiving prepares for a massive collection. Each election collection on the web has it’s own character. 2022’s made history.

Arts

The A to Z of World of the book 2022

The A to Z of World of the book 2022

July 21, 2022 3 comments

A is for Alhambra On display for the very first time is a magnificent work by English designer Owen Jones and French architect Jules Goury about one of the world’s… Read More ›